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Buccal Fat Removal (Cheek Reduction)

Buccal fat is the fatty tissue between the cheekbones and jaw bones in the face. The fat pads constitute in the making up the shape. Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure done  to remove this fat. After removal,this highlights the bony structures of the face, especially the cheekbones and the hollowed-out areas between your cheeks and jawline.The surgical procedure done to remove is otherwise known as Bichectomy You may consider having this procedure if you:
  • Don’t like the appearance of fullness in your cheeks.
  • Are otherwise healthy and have a stable weight.
  • You may not be a good candidate for buccal fat removal if your face is narrow or if you’re over a certain age, as buccal fat naturally diminishes with age.
Cheek Reduction

Who needs Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Reasons for getting this procedure done are as follows:
  1. The procedure is done to lessen the chubby or rounded appearance.
  2. Some people want to get this surgery done to obtain facial aesthetic improvement or to obtain the ‘inverted triangle of youth’
  3. Midface recontouring
  4. To highlight cheekbones.
You may consider surgery if you:
  1. Have a round face, also known as ‘chipmunk cheeks’, which is mostly hereditary
  2. Have big cheeks or bulky buccal fat pads or a ‘baby face’.
  3. Are uncomfortable with your appearance.
Cheek Reduction


  • Damage to facial nerve and/or salivary duct injury.
  • Numbness or sensory
  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Asymmetry

The above-mentioned, will gradually decrease as the body heals. Healing period is usually 3-4 weeks. It usually takes several months to see the final results   These should gradually fade as your body heals. Healing time is usually about three weeks. It will take time — usually several months — before you’ll see the final results.

It is mandatory important  to follow the surgeon’s post-operative  instructions, follow-ups.

The healing time  is usually about 3 weeks.

The procedure involves the following steps:

  1. An incision (cut) of about 2 cm will be made just 1cm to the side of Stensen’s duct (a part of the parotid gland (a major salivary gland)).
  2.  The buccinator muscle will be exposed and  blunt dissection done.
  3.  After the blunt dissection,the fat protrudes via the incision,gentle pressure will be applied under the zygomatic arch externally.
  4. The buccal fat pad which is now exposed, will be clamped and with the help of a electrocautery will be excised.Now on the opposite side,the same procedure will be done and the wound will be closed
  5. The wound will be closed generally using the resorbable sutures.


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